I was going to try to only do this post in pictures to try and show what I have been up to over the last couple of weekends, but you know, it really isn't possible for me to do, so there are going to be words as well!
Last weekend I drove down past the other side of the city to a place called the Red Hill Estate winery for the 40th birthday celebrations of a friend. The views were fantastic, the food was fantastic, including a fantastic piece of pork (yum!), the wine was good and the company was good too!
One of the things that they had going on was a Barrel Art contest. I don't particularly like being in photos, so I don't often take photos with people in either, but I thought that these were quite fun so took some of these with my phone camera. Click on the images to see clearer and larger images. Some of these were incredibly details. For example the first one was a whole whimsical little arrangement including the frog you can see.
After this day out on Sunday we wandered around the city with new friends, and ended up having an all chocolate afternoon tea. Yum! Is it any wonder that I have completely gone off the diet for the last week. I really need to get back on the diet band wagon...tomorrow.
Yesterday I went with a friend to experience some more culture (pronounced Kulcha amongst my friends) and saw the Salvador Dali exhibition which is showing here at the moment which is called Liquid Desire.
I had seen some Dali pieces before, but I don't think that I had ever realised how much he did in so many different mediums, from fashion and jewellery, to movies and cartoons and different styles of art.
Like so many of these really big exhibitions, there were loads of people around but I am really glad we went. After a long lunch, we went back to the gallery and visited another couple of rooms. One was called Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen . We stopped by and had a look at some of the displays on ancient items, but by that time we were pretty much galleried out! There are still lots of the permanent exhibits there that I would like to see eventually.
I was meant to be going to the museum yesterday but decided that I needed to be a home for just a while. So what did I end up doing then. Playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook! I just can't play only a couple of games on that thing. Talk about time wasting, although it is a good accompaniment to kind of watching the cricket!